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emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread cheapest way ro call Pakistan and internationally on the Saudi Arabia forum

TheLegendLeads wrote:

emeraldsaregreen wrote:

TheLegendLeads wrote:

No, only the caller has to call from App.

What's the catch? So if I call an international number, Landline , how will I get charged? Regards

Depends on where you call. SmartVoIP Rates are here: http://www.smartvoip.com/rates Note: The OP asked about Pakistan and SmartVoIP has been the cheapest and a good quality service provider. It may not be the cheapest for other countries; for example for India people prefer 'Jumblo'. MobileVoIP is a general App that you can be used with almost ANY VoIP service credit provider.

I too am interested to make phone calls to Pakistan. I have downloaded the MobileVoip app, however it requires a username? Do I create an account on SmartVoip? Regards

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread Cheapest way to make international calls on the Riyadh forum

yabby wrote:

emeraldsaregreen wrote:

yabby wrote:

Cheapest Calling card specially to US ... is Action voip.. the line is also very clear ..!

Thanks . And where can I purchase an action Voip card? Regards

There is no card for Actin voip , you need to install app and pay by Visa Card

Thanks yabby. Does the recipient of the calls also need to have the app? How does it work. Regards

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread Best wifi network in Riyadh on the Riyadh forum

KK YASIR wrote:

1st check wich operator Mobile Tower is near to your home... in my personal experience ZAIN internet is best. but it depends on the location of your house 1st Zain 2nd STC 3ed Mobily

How can you check which mobile tower is near to you? For those who are living in Riyadh Regards

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread Good bakeries in Riyadh on the Riyadh forum

JJDQ wrote:

Paul - French bakery, cakes & pastery Bateel - Great dates & european desserts All kinds of cookies - Cookies 5pm Bakery - Cakes & cheesecakes Saadedin Pastry - Arabic sweets, chocolates & cakes These are just few, most of them have more than 1 location, so please google them to find out which one is closest to you.

Thanks!! What's the price range ... the average for a cheesecake slice / 1 cookie?

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread RENT NEAR TO GRANADA MALL (EXIT 9) on the Riyadh forum

TheLegendLeads wrote:

Abu_Adel wrote:

Salam Alikoum faisal, Sorry dear I moved to Doha since last summer, still I really enjoyed living in this area, your best bet is to visit the real estate offices in Al Shuahada there are 4 or 5 and all have buildings there. Try to call this guy from Rawabi R.E: Abu Ahmad 507 604 581. Best of luck brother.


Does Abu Ahmad speak English?? Thanks

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread Haagen-Dazs in Riyadh on the Riyadh forum

tansari wrote:

It used to be on Tahlia street as far as I remember, don't know if it has been relocated elsewhere. Will check on my to office tomorrow.

@Tansari Did you check if there was a Haagen Dazs?? Thanks

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread visit visa application on the Riyadh forum

Hi, I created a post not too long ago. For ease, I'll paste it here: Due to the lack of information available, I decided to post a summary of the different stages of my family visit application. The translation was done from Google translate. 1. Once the application is electronically submitted online on the MOFA website. The following message appears alongside a summary of your application. يرجى طباعة الطلب وتصديقه الكترونيا من الغرفة التجارية او جهة العمل Please print the application and electronically ratification of the Chamber of Commerce or the employer 2. Paid the employer 25 SAR and a copy of the application, then they submitted the application to the Chamber of Commerce. The following message appears alongside a summary of your application: (تم التصديق على الطلب: ( 688888 ) بتاريخ 2013/12/29 (غرفة الرياض) The ratification of the request: (688888) on 29/12/2013 (Riyadh Chamber) 3. Once the MOFA issue the visa, the following message appears, with a shortened summary of your application: لرجاء طباعة المستند ومراجعة ممثلية المملكة لإصدار تأشيرة الدخول Please print the document and audit representation Kingdom to issue visa **** Next step, print the visa document, and take it to the embassy in the country of your residence. There, the visa will be issued in your passport. Summary: Application submitted online (Saturday 28th December 2013) Next day employer submits to Chamber of Commerce (Sunday 29th December 2013). MOFA issued visa within 6 days (Saturday 4th January) Hope this helps.

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread Any teachers just started with Education Experts? on the Riyadh forum

mitoke wrote:

There have also been many reports that although EdEX claims they'll get you an iqama and bring your family, it usually doesn't happen. Especially if the spouse is not a teacher either.

If the EdEx employee is male, and is issued an Iqama, there is no problems for him to then sponsor his family (wife, children etc) on a family visa, and bring them to KSA The problem is when a woman is employed, and is issued an Iqama (and there is no husband).. If she wishes to bring her children, then the most she can do is get her children here on a visit visa. Which means the child/ren will not be able to register at a school etc. For anyone making claims that EdEx is not allowing the men to bring their wives over who are not teachers, then this is FALSE!! I know many couples who are here with their children through EdEx and their wives are housewives.

Hi with regards to the base salary and base salary+allowance.. When my husband was looking to apply for permanent visa, there was discrepancy over whether to write the base salary or the base+allowance salary. My husband put down the base+allowance, eventhough at the time he was NOT receiving the allowance. Then when the company official reviewed the application, he said that the MOFA may ask you for proof on your bank statement of your salary amount received. So he said to put down the base salary, as that is what you are receiving at the moment.. To sum this up, basically if on your bank account you have been receiving base+allowance, then write this down on your application If you are not yet receiving your allowance, then it MAY be better to just write your base salary figure. I am not saying this is the ONLY solution, rather this was from my experience. Hope this post helps.

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread Haagen-Dazs in Riyadh on the Riyadh forum

Thank you all for your replies. Can anyone confirm that there is a Haagen Dazs in the Kingdom Tower? Or the Hayat mall? Thanks

emeraldsaregreen created a new thread on the Riyadh forum

Nando's Peri Peri Sauce - Riyadh

Hi For all those who know about Nando's Peri Peri Sauce... (not the marinate!) Can you direct me to a store and the location in Riyadh where I would be able to purchase. Many thanks!

emeraldsaregreen created a new thread on the Saudi Arabia forum

Suggestion for Expat Blog - Favorite Posts ??

Hi So you come on Expat Blog, and find so much useful information!! But sometimes, you need to quickly refer back to something, but can't find it!! Wouldn't it be easier if Expat blog had a feature to enable us to "Favorite" posts, so one can have quick access to the particular post, instead of routing through the pages and pages of posts. What do you think?? Apologies if this post doesn't belong here.. but i didn't know where else to post!

emeraldsaregreen created a new thread on the Riyadh forum

Haagen-Dazs in Riyadh

Hi Does anyone know the exact location of the Haagen Dazs in Riyadh? There is a Google map on their website showing the location, however we drove towards there over the weekend, but couldn't find the Haagen Dazs shop anywhere!!! Even though the map does not direct one to Tahlia street exactly, we still went onto Tahlia street to check, however couldn't find it! Saw Johnny Rockets, Pizza Hut etc but no Haagen Dazs. Can someone please give some directions and location information. Many many thanksssss! Regards

emeraldsaregreen created a new thread on the Riyadh forum

Chappati flour

Hi Can anyone please advise, where you can get hold of chappatti flour? or as referred to in urdu "roti atta" As I've seen only plain flour in the stores. Regards